The Band

The Band

Canadian-American roots rock group gradually coming together from 1960 to 1964 as Ronnie Hawkins' band The Hawks.
Upon leaving Hawkins in 1964, they were briefly known as Levon And The Hawks. In 1965, they released a single under the name Canadian Squires.
In late summer 1965, Bob Dylan was looking for a backup band for his first U.S. "electric" tour, & Levon and the Hawks were recommended by blues singer John P. Hammond.
Sessions with Dylan ended in October 1967.
Stories vary as to the manner in which they ultimately adopted the name "The Band.", but by 1968 with the release of their first album, Music From Big Pink, they were performing officially as The Band.
From 1968 to 1975 The Band was one of the most popular and influential rock groups in the world, with the magazine Rolling Stone lavishing praise on them, giving them more attention than perhaps any other group in the magazine's history.
Inducted into Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in 1994 (Performer)

Original line-up:
Rick Danko: bass guitar, double bass, fiddle, trombone, vocals
Levon Helm: drums, mandolin, guitar, vocals
Garth Hudson: keyboard instruments, saxophones, trumpet
Richard Manuel: piano, drums, baritone saxophone, vocals Robbie Robertson: guitar, vocals

The Band Discography


4XT-2955 The Band Music From Big Pink (Album) Capitol Records, Capitol Records 4XT-2955 US 1968 Sell This Version
STAO-132 The Band The Band (Album, MiniAlbum) Capitol Records STAO-132 US 1969 Sell This Version
SW 425 The Band Stage Fright (Album) Capitol Records SW 425 Australia 1970 Sell This Version
ECS-80587 The Band Cahoots (Album) Capitol Records ECS-80587 Japan 1971 Sell This Version
E-STSP 11 The Band Rock Of Ages: The Band In Concert (Album, Comp) Capitol Records E-STSP 11 UK 1972 Sell This Version
SW-11214 The Band Moondog Matinee (Album) Capitol Records SW-11214 US 1973 Sell This Version
CBS 22137 Bob Dylan / The Band Bob Dylan / The Band - Before The Flood (Album) Asylum Records, Asylum Records CBS 22137 Netherlands 1974 Sell This Version
ASF-T.1850/1 Bob Dylan & The Band Bob Dylan & The Band - The Basement Tapes (Album) Columbia ASF-T.1850/1 South Africa 1975 Sell This Version
WCGT 33682 Bob Dylan & The Band Bob Dylan & The Band - The Basement Tapes(Cass, Album) Columbia WCGT 33682 Canada 1975 Sell This Version
2C 066-82.088 The Band Northern Lights - Southern Cross (Album) Capitol Records 2C 066-82.088 France 1975 Sell This Version
E-ST 11602 The Band Islands (Album) Capitol Records, Capitol Records E-ST 11602 Ireland 1977 Sell This Version
CP-305 The Band The Last Waltz (Album) Warner Bros. Records CP-305 Spain 1978 Sell This Version
ESSCD199 The Band Jericho (Album) Pyramid Records (10), Rhino Records (2) ESSCD199 Europe 1993 Sell This Version
TRACD 228 The Band High On The Hog (Album) Transatlantic Records (2) TRACD 228 Europe 1996 Sell This Version
51416 1420 2 The Band Jubilation (Album) River North Records 51416 1420 2 US 1998 Sell This Version
B001877102 The Band Live At The Academy Of Music 1971 (The Rock Of Ages Concerts) (Album) Capitol Records, UMe B001877102 Canada 2013 Sell This Version
88875016131, 88875016131JK1, 88875016131JK2, 88875016131JK3, 88875019672D1, 88875019672D2 Bob Dylan And The Band Bob Dylan And The Band - The Basement Tapes Complete: The Bootleg Series Vol. 11 (Album) Legacy, Columbia 88875016131, 88875016131JK1, 88875016131JK2, 88875016131JK3, 88875019672D1, 88875019672D2 US 2014 Sell This Version
ICON040 The Band Palladium Circles (Album) Iconography ICON040 US 2015 Sell This Version
DOR2033H The Band Live In Washington DC August 16,1976(12", Album) DOL DOR2033H Europe 2015 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

F 2269 The Band The Weight (Single) Capitol Records F 2269 Italy 1968 Sell This Version
1J006-80.205M 45-73143 The Band Up On Cripple Creek (Single) Capitol Records 1J006-80.205M 45-73143 Spain 1969 Sell This Version
EAP-21518, 8 E 016-80384 M The Band Rag Mama Rag(7", EP) Capitol Records, Capitol Records EAP-21518, 8 E 016-80384 M Portugal 1969 Sell This Version
1 J 006-80.579 M The Band Time To Kill (Single) Capitol Records 1 J 006-80.579 M Spain 1970 Sell This Version
CL 15629, SF 73005 45 The Band Rag Mama Rag / The Unfaithful Servant (Single) Capitol Records CL 15629, SF 73005 45 UK 1969 Sell This Version
CR-2472 The Band Rag Mama Rag / The Weight (Single) Capitol Records CR-2472 Japan 1970 Sell This Version


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November 18, 2012
edited about 1 year ago
The Band. Great musicians, great vocalists. It's not possible to peg them on any particular genre.
Combining elements from rock, folk, & country music, they churned out top-notch albums for a good decade during their heyday. Their softer songs make the listener reflect, & when they rock, they always brought to the table good vibes that have a certain festive feel.
An awesome Band, thanks fellows!

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